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One person’s  perspective  on  the  Need  and  Potential  for  On-­‐line  social  media  Training   for  Tuskegee  Airmen  Chapters.  

I am  not  authorized  to  speak  for  the  TAI  on  whether  or  not  to  partner,  adopt,  or  incorporate  the  ideas  of   any  activity  as  the  nuance  of  ownership  and  monetization  of  digitized  storytelling  is  still    unsettled  and   will  call  for  keeping  pace  of  the  changes  over  time.       With  disclaimer  safely  presented,    I  do  believe  that  it  is  time  for  reverse  mentoring  to  become  an   increasingly  standard  practice.  (See  Attachment  recently  prepared  for  the  Indianapolis  Chapter)   As  story  telling  with  a  purpose  will  keep  the  legacy  alive.  Use  of  new  technologies  carries  the   message  to  both  the  intended  audience  as  well  as  those  we  seek  as  potential  corporate   partners,  both  locally  and  nationally.       Recruiting/use  of  reverse  mentoring  necessarily  brings  younger  blood  to  the  table  and  provides   them  something  specific  to  do  that  will  be  a  learning  experience,  creating  bond  between  they   and  the  current    Chapter  members,  and  will  not  be  difficult  do  from  a  technology  perspective   because  they,  the  younger  techno-­‐literate,  are  already  doing  it.     Successful  social  media  campaign  using  the  Fallen  66  as  introductory  opportunity  for  those  self-­‐selecting   Tuskegee  Airmen  Inc.  Chapters  will,  in  time,  serve  as  an  impetus  for  adoption  by  other  Chapter  locations   throughout  the  country.    As  two  (2)  of  the  66  belong  to  Indiana,  this  provides  an  entrée  for  the   Indianapolis  Chapter  to  be  one  of  the  early  adopters.  Yet  what  do  we  do  to  get  started?   Maybe  it’s  time  to  consider  the  same/similar  practice  as  that  of  the  military  in  these  regards-­‐    training,   retraining  and  retraining  again.  Envision  the  resultant  learning  experience  of  recurrent  training,  the   production  of  digitized  storytelling  unique  to  each  Chapter’s  locale,  to  have  the  greatest  potential  for   favorably  enhancing  our  aggregate  TAI  Chapter  social  media  capability  both  in  the  near  and  short  term.   Best  Regards   Reginald  DuValle   President,  Indianapolis  Chapter   Tuskegee  Airmen,  Inc.     ellavud@comcast.net   cell/text  317  945  8067  

One person's perspective reverse mentoring and social media 2  
One person's perspective reverse mentoring and social media 2  
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